report

n. a narrative, summary, or record of events, decisions, or understandings a document that contains the results of an investigation or research Lawcollections the decisions of a court or group of courts that are published to promote uniform application of laws

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Reports1 may be oral or written. They often have a formal structure and prescribed content. They are often produced on a recurring basis to capture changes in information over time. - Reports1, 2 are generally intended for limited distribution but may be formally published for broad distribution. Reports3 are frequently called reporters.